Posts Tagged ‘ttc over 40’

Human Growth Hormone

That’s what I’m going to try for my last hurrah.  I can’t help but feel a little bit excited.  I just started a new cycle – things weren’t in place on time so I will wait this one out .  Three weeks to go!!

Improvement of delivery and live birth rates after ICSI in women aged >40 years by ovarian co-stimulation with growth hormone — Tesarik et al. 20 (9): 2536 — Human Reproduction

I am also going to talk about using Dexamethosone as well but I don’t like my chances:

Low-dose dexamethasone augments the ovarian response to exogenous gonadotrophins leading to a reduction in cycle cancellation rate in a standard IVF programme — Keay et al. 16 (9): 1861 — Human Reproduction

I will let you know whether it will be IVF or a stim cycle when I know 🙂

Decidedly lacklustre…

That’s me, as I start TTC cycle #36, I think. I am doing injectables and timed intercourse. My bulk pack of OPK’s and HPT’s are winging their way to me as I type and I start Estrogen and Gonal-F tomorrow.

I don’t feel excited though. It’s more a question of ‘I hope I remember to do it all’ and I really think that this is me getting ready to throw in the towel.
Which is a good thing.

Life’s too short and I’ve invested heavily time wise already. I think I’m almost there.

At that point, when it really is okay to be done.

I would never say that you can decide it though.

It really does just happen – says she – who’s about to start all over for another month! Lol!!

5dpo and waiting with baited breath

Of course I’m not at that irrational stage where I expect to feel ‘something’ by now so it must all be a flop.

I’ve ordered some cheap online pregnancy tests and toyed with testing really early and posting them each day so that if a line was to appear later on it would be documented.  I’ve loved following those journeys myself before.  But then I think why do I want to document complete failure.  Lol!  I may do it yet 🙂  It all depends on when the trusty sticks arrive.

It’s been a while…

Well, it goes without saying that nothing eventuated from my little experiment.  The following month I took a break from everything – well except for a little Vitex.  Does that count?  I couldn’t take nothing… 🙂

Today is cd2 of cycle 27.  This month I’m taking 225iu of Gonal-F for 7 – 10 days and the Estrogen.  I feel really good but I know it will mess with me.  We’re back on the bandwagon baby – and how!!